The Kaduna State Police Command has apprehended six suspects in connection with the theft of a tanker loaded with 40,000 litres of petroleum products worth N6.2m in the state.
This statement was by the state Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mohammad Jalige in Kaduna on Monday. According to Jalige, the Command received a complaint from one Bakura Bukar that he entrusted his truck with number plate No BAM 02 XA loaded with 40,000 litres of petrol valued at N6,208,000 to his driver for onward delivery from Lagos to Kaduna. He said following the breakdown of the truck as a result of flat tyres, three unidentified men in a sedan car attacked the driver and the “motor boy” and eventually made away with the truck to an unknown destination.
The statement reads, “On the 19th April, 2022 at about 1000hrs the Kaduna Police Command received a complaint through the Area Commander Jere Area Office to fact that the complainant one Bakura Bukar ‘M’ of Mararaban Jos, Kaduna on the 16th April, 2022 entrusted his truck with Reg.No BAM 02 XA loaded with 40,000 litres of PMS valued at six million two hundred and eight thousand naira (N6,208,000.00) to his driver for onward delivery from Lagos to Kaduna. “On the 18th April, 2022 at about 2300hrs at Issah U-turn along Abuja – Kaduna road, the driver had a flat tyre and have to pull off the road in order to replace the deflated tyre.